The Miracle Of Tested Love : The Lordís Gift of Alzheimerís
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimerís is your final and most important
responsibility and you donít want to ruin, disrespect, or even unintentionally
destroy the memories and opportunities. Cherish this time for it will never be
repeated except in the vast expanses of your memory. Hold on to those memories
as though letting go might mean certain death. Recalling the memories will bring
tears and sadness but in time, they will reappear as treasures of the heart that will
comfort you with untold warmth and love.
This book is for those on the care-giving path who welcome insight on how to make
the journey less painful and less difficult. On these pages I share my unedited,
heartfelt concerns and challenges along with thoughts and fears that are rarely
exposed and addressed much less spoken.
This book is for those who are attempting to prepare for such a journey or to assist
someone who will be traveling this path in the future. After traveling this journey
unaided, I realize the importance of cultivating a relationship with someone who
has been through this situation and can thoughtfully and honestly share the
feelings, ideas and responses of a caregiver and the primary victim.
This book is for those who have taken care of loved ones with Alzheimerís and
wonder if they did all that they could or made the right decisions. Because
challenges, responses, and situations change continually, there is little immediate
time for dissecting decisions in the hopes of understanding them and formulating
well thought out responses not based on emotions alone.
This book is for those who have already lost a loved one and need to constructively
handle this grief and move on. May He bless your path and give you peace.
May you find some insight in these pages that
are overflowing with my heartache and grief,
guilt, self-reproach and helplessness.
In spite of my unfathomable emotional
response to losing my Mother, He blessed me
with a silver lining.
And I share how you can find that also.